Green Fees are Included! Masters of the game and beginners as well will thrill to the lush landscape of our challenging La Toc golf course during a Sandals Saint Lucia golf vacation. Rolling hills and majestic fairways inspire performance at all levels, and complimentary green fees invite repeat plays at leisure.
This 3,141-yard course challenges you to sharpen your club-selection skills, and several holes demand laser-like accuracy to chart their tunnel-tight layout.
At Sandals La Toc Golf Resort & Spa, a round at this sporty 9-hole golf course in Saint Lucia is a perfect ending to a day at the sea. The La Toc golf course in Saint Lucia nettles in a picturesque valley surrounded by lush, villa-studded hills, its emerald, undulating terrain punctuated by bursts of crepe myrtle, bougainvillea and other flamboyant blossoms.
Measuring only 3,141 yards, the layout of the Sandals La Toc golf course is short but not always sweet. Erratic breezes often make club selection a nail-biting dilemma, and several holes are as tight as tunnels, demanding laser like accuracy of the tee. On the par-3 down hill on the 8th hole, for example, a mere fade or draw could land you in a jungle of white cedars, almond trees and bamboo.
"Number 8 is the only hole I get nervous on," confides the knowledgeable and experienced head pro, Gregory Mann, who grew-up on the island and is a former star on the Caribbean amateur golf tour. "You have to dead straight on this hole or you're dead."
Rewards may not come in the form of birdies on this tricky track, but the views enjoyed during our golf vacation in Saint Lucia more than compensate. Four holes (4,7,8 and 3) render astonishing vistas, so pack your camera along with your clubs. The ultimate panorama awaits on our La Toc golf course's elevated 4th tee, so spellbinding that golfers can hardly keep their eyes on the ball. From that majestic perch, you can see great white cruise ships gliding across the vast, turquoise Caribbean Sea, while the occasional light plane swoops overhead.
Indeed, caddies - a sadly dwindling breed in the States - are mandatory during a Sandals Saint Lucia golf vacation. You have the option of chasing par with a caddy and golf cart or, for a truly vintage experience, going to the caddy only route. For novices who wouldn't know a caddy from a daddy, Mann-a member of the U.S. Golf Teachers Association-conducts a comprehensive, 30 minute beginners' clinic every Wednesday at 9 a.m. He also gives private lessons to intermediate and advanced players intent on fine tuning their games.